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Re: Taiwan Sightings

Postby rob_charb » Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:47 pm

I was at the Toys R Us at the Asiaworld Mall near Taipei Arena on Saturday and they have a fair amount of movie toys available. Quite a few Allspark Power deluxes, including Recon Barricade, and some Allspark Power Voyagers like First Strike Optimus and Offroad Ironhide. They also had a few Wave 1 Deluxes like Wreckage. They also had about 5 or 6 of the Starscream/Arcee/Optimus three-packs and a lot of Leader class Primes and Brawls.

Tucked away in a corner they also had the Classics Jetfire/Grimlock and Prime/Magnus (which I almost got, but I already have Prime) two-packs, the Universe Cannonball/Downshift two-packs and even a rather lonely looking Classics Mirage (again, almost got it, but I already have one). There's also a lot of Cybertron Quick Mix and Vector Prime. They even had a Cybertron Wing Saber, but I snagged it :D

Oh, the Cybertron Voyagers are on sale for 598 instead of 799.
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Re: Taiwan Sightings

Postby coolpop » Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:38 am

Believe it or not I bought my Cybertron Wing Saber from a Taiwan eBay seller, $23something + $27somthing shipping = approx. US$50 shipped. It was a pretty hard to find figure in the US, but for some reason this particular Taiwanese seller seems to have endless supply of it. Another weird thing is lately I saw a few of Canadian eBay sellers listing a whole bunch of Cybertron voyager class Sky Shadows, TF toys distribution sometimes could be a very funny thing.

Classic Prime/Magnus is a very sough after set too, I would recommend you getting them if the asking price isn't outrageous, I got mine few months ago on a special eBay deal for around US$25. A lilttle while ago I started collecting some of Cybertron figures I like, especially larger classes, so I picked up:

Supreme Class: Primus + 4 mini cons $29.99 KB Toys Deal
Ultra Class: Glaxy Force Optimus Prime + bonus scout $27.99 KB Toys Deal
Leader Class: Metroplex + bonus scout $27.99 KB Toys Deal
Voyager Class: Wing Saber MISB & Loose
Voyager Class: Sky Shadow MISB
Voyager Class: Jetfire Loose

I rediscovered Cybertron line because I was researching the upcoming TRU exclusive Allspark voyager Jetstorm & Wingblade figures and learned they were actually repaints, so I began to hunt down the moulds I like and that are still available out there (I passed on Vector Prime, QuickMix, Mudflap so far & still contemplating if I should get Defense Red Alert). NT$598 for a Cybertron Voyager figure, I'd say BUY BUY BUY!!!

Definitely get Cybertron Optimus Prime and combine with Wing Saber, it will be a great posing piece that stands out among your collections.

Thanks for your sighting post, I will put TRU Asiaworld Mall in my shopping spot list when I do go back Taiwan.

Cheers buddy!
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Re: Taiwan Sightings

Postby rob_charb » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:18 pm

I bought Vector Prime quite some time ago during the interlude between Classics and the movie stuff, when Cybertron toys were still pretty readily available. However, it was my first Cybertron figure and I was really let-down by it. Overlly simple transformation, flimsy rubber-plastic and just generally disappointing to me. So I kind of went off Cybertron. Then I thought I'd take a chance with Cyro-Scourge and was really let-down by the lack of any wrists, thus seriously limiting the poseability. So again, went of Cybertron. Then my wife got my Metroplex and Defense Scattorshot and my faith was renewed in the line. However, by that time, movie stuff started to hit and all that was left of the Cybertron line-up were some scouts and deluxes :(

I thought about getting Quick Mix, but the design really doesn't appeal to me.

Anyway, alas, we have no KB Toys in Taiwan. Sounds like you got some awesome deals on some good stuff! If you ever happen across another GF Prime, let me know, maybe we can work out some kind of buying and shipping to me deal :D

Will let you know of any other TF goodness I happen across here in the near future :D
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Re: Taiwan Sightings

Postby rob_charb » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:18 pm

I bought Vector Prime quite some time ago during the interlude between Classics and the movie stuff, when Cybertron toys were still pretty readily available. However, it was my first Cybertron figure and I was really let-down by it. Overlly simple transformation, flimsy rubber-plastic and just generally disappointing to me. So I kind of went off Cybertron. Then I thought I'd take a chance with Cyro-Scourge and was really let-down by the lack of any wrists, thus seriously limiting the poseability. So again, went of Cybertron. Then my wife got my Metroplex and I picked up Primus and Defense Scattorshot and my faith was renewed in the line. However, by that time, movie stuff started to hit and all that was left of the Cybertron line-up were some scouts and deluxes :(

I thought about getting Quick Mix, but the design really doesn't appeal to me.

Anyway, alas, we have no KB Toys in Taiwan. Sounds like you got some awesome deals on some good stuff! If you ever happen across another GF Prime, let me know, maybe we can work out some kind of buying and shipping to me deal :D

Will let you know of any other TF goodness I happen across here in the near future :D
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Re: Taiwan Sightings

Postby palinorus » Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:47 am

I'm currently in Taipei, Taiwan on vacation. Went to the Toys R Us and Toyland near Taipei 101. They had a lot of the Best Buy exclusive megatron and ratchet. I was pleasantly surprised how well Megatron looked. They also had Megatron Masterpiece for about USD 130.
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Re: Taiwan Sightings

Postby rob_charb » Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:53 am

If you know your way around or have a friend/family member who does, try to make a trip out to FE21 in Banciao. On the 7th or 8th floor they have the toys and they have a massive stock of movie stuff, as well as a ton of white MP Starscreams, some Classics, a couple of Encores, a few random TiTs and even some Robot Masters.

If you're going to be around for a while, PM me and I can try to let you know some other places to hit up. I live in Sinjhuang, which is about a 20 minute drive from Taipei.

Oh, and the guy in ShuLin recently got the Japanese Henkei toys, as well as Transcanning Prime. Unfortunately, he's marked the prices up to ridiculous levels on the Henkeis. Prime was a whopping 1200NTD. And somehow, he's managed to get the Magnus/Skywarp two-pack again. It's going for about 1200NTD as well I think.
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Re: Taiwan Sightings

Postby rob_charb » Sat May 31, 2008 7:10 pm

Hoo baby, got a good one for today!

I was at the Toy's R Us on JungJen Road in SanChong were the old Carrefour used to be and what did I find? Animated! Yeah baby!!

They have all of the Wave 1 Deluxes, Voyager Bulkhead, Starscream and Megatron and Leader Bulkhead and Megatron.

They're kind of mixed in with all the movie stuff still so they might not stand out right away, but they're finally out! Sa-weet!
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Re: Taiwan Sightings

Postby coolpop » Sat May 31, 2008 7:24 pm

Congratz on scoring these new figures bro! :APPLAUSE:
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Re: Taiwan Sightings

Postby rob_charb » Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:06 pm

Cheers :)

Alas, I only had 1500NT on me, so I had a choice to make: 1 Voyager and 1 Deluxe, 3 Deluxes or 2 Deluxes and 1 Indiana Jones figure.

Alas, I chose option 3, which I greatly regret. I was rather disappointed with Indy, but that's for another thread. I ended up getting Prowl (who is kickass, despite having a loose hip that was fixed) and Cybertron mode Prime (who is now my most favourite Prime, even beating out G1 and 20th Anni Prime). I should have picked up Bee or Lockdown instead of the Indy figure, but, with the rather crappy location of Toy's R Us and the fact that Animated still isn't showing here, I don't think I'll need to worry about them running out of stock any time soon.

I'm trying to persuade my wife to let me go back next weekend and pick up Leader Megatron :D
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Re: Taiwan Sightings

Postby rob_charb » Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:17 am

Unfortunately, I don't have new sightings to add. I haven't seen a single new figure in a month. However, I just got the monthly newsletter from TRU and they're having a sale this month from 9/19 to 9/29 with up 30% off Transformers. Now, I don't know if it only applies to Movie figures or not, as they only used the Movie logo in the newsletter, but still, if there any Movie figures you're still needing, now may be the time to get them.

I'm thinking of picking up the Cannonball and Hotshot repaints since I don't have those moulds yet and they're both pretty sweet.
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Re: Taiwan Sightings

Postby rob_charb » Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:31 pm

Finally, something new to report. Was at FE21 yesterday (thank you typhoon day) and they have the following new stuff:

Universe Robot Heroes (not sure what the selection was, but I did see a Cheetor in there)
Animated Voyager Wave 3!! I snagged Blitzwing, but they still have Grimlock and Lugnut.
Animated Prowl vs Deluxe Megatron two-pack. It would seem Megs still has the battle damage, but in the photos on the back it looks like the battle damage is now black instead of pink.

Oddly, the Prowl/Megs two pack was supposed to be released along with Wave 4 Deluxes, but when I asked if they had Swoop, they said the deluxes hadn't arrived yet. But hopefully, they will soon and I can snag me some Swooptastic goodness.
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Re: Taiwan Sightings

Postby rob_charb » Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:31 pm

Toyland has finally got some new Animated figures. The one in Global Mall has a fair amount of Wave 3 Deluxes out now, finally replacing the wall of Movie crap. Unfortunately, they still don't seem to have anything past Wave 2 of the Voyagers. And their Universe collection consists of three Prowls and one Onslaught. But hey, we've finally got some new Animated Deluxes! Hopefully this means by the end of the month/mid-November, Swoop will arrive.

Oh, and if you're needing a MP Starscream (US version), it's been marked down from 1999NT to 1499NT...so naturally, I snagged one.
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